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Wildhound Derby

It’s off to the races on the slot from Play’n GO. Wildhound Derby will get you into the winning spirit with four hounds racing across the reels to be crowned the champion and grant you a spin on the mighty Winners Wheel. Wild substitutions and a free spins round with a race at its core can lead to wins of up to 15,000 times your bet.

Slot Details

Wildhound Derby is a video slot with five reels, four rows and 30 fixed paylines. Wins are awarded for three to five matching symbols on a line from left to right only. You can enjoy your day at the races on desktop or mobile from 0.10 to 100 credits per spins. The game is highly volatile (10/10) with a default RTP of 96.93%. Some operators might offer the game with a lower setting of 94.65%, always check the help file to find out which version you will be playing.

A hound racing track with cheering crowds and on a late evening event is in the background of the game window which in itself is populated by typical racing items such as betting slips and winner’s ribbons. Spotlights are on and the dogs ready to go once all four land on the fifth reel.

The pay symbols start at the low end with the card royals from J through to A, awarding 30x to 60x your bet for a single five of a kind. They are followed by a form guide, betting slips, a winner’s ribbon and wads of cash. Hit five on a line to win 150x to 3,000x your stake.

A golden trophy is the wild symbol, substituting for all regular pay symbols and also paying 3,000x your bet when five land across the reels. Four racing dogs can appear on reel five only and will act in a dual function as wild and feature trigger.

Wildhound Derby Slot Feature

Meet Braveheart, Daring Dex, Beadle’s Teabag and Oh My Dog, the four dogs numbered from 1 to 4 that are at the centre of attention and gameplay on this slot as there is only one feature. This also explains the high line pays that Play’n GO has attributed to all symbols combos.

To trigger the Dog Race you will need to land all four dogs on reel five. Before the race starts, you will have to pick one of the four dogs you want to back. Choose wisely as the winner will have a special award at the end of the feature.

All dogs will start the race on reel five and the aim is to see them progress on their row and be the first past reel one to be crowned the winner. The game starts the round with unlimited free spins until there is a winner. A Race Indicator for each row on the left of the game window will show the status of the race. A dog will move one reel at a time when a golden hare appears in the indicator on his row. The dogs will act as wild symbols throughout the feature.

If your dog loses the race, then you get to collect all wins from the spins in the round and the game returns to the default screen. However, if your hound comes out on top, then you’ll be rewarded with a spin on the Winner’s Wheel. It contains a number of wedges with x2, x3, x4, x5, x10 and x15 multipliers. The wheel spins and whichever multiplier it lands on will multiply the total winnings from the round.

Final Verdict

Simple, yet intense and suspenseful. Wilhound Derby is a perfect example that slots do not need a frenzy of features to be playable and even enjoyable. The racing theme has some similarities with Scudamore’s Super Stakes from NetEnt but also has its own elements with the Winner’s Wheel. Surprising is the huge win potential of 15,000 times your bet as Play’n GO usually caps it at just 5,000x. What makes it even better is that the chance is roughly 1:100 million spins, hence, not really impossible. As a reference, the probability to hit a full screen of explorers on Book of Dead is approximately 1: 37.5 million spins.

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